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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Nov 4, 2012 5:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: What ingredient would you add? (dead-related)

A fine DE brewery, Dogfish Head is coming out with an American Beauty Imperial Ale but they need that special Grateful Dead ingredient. What should the X factor be for this brew? Patchouli has been suggested. Yuck. Sugar coated Magnolia? Aging in ripple barrels is an interesting idea.

http://tinyurl.com/azdvevo

I wonder what Terrapin, an Athens GA, brewery will think about this. Their name was also inspired by the band.

The Dancin' Bear label is a keeper although not as good as the SYF label for the Wines That Rock release.

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Nov 5, 2012 9:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What ingredient would you add? (dead-related)

Hemp Seed!
Or maybe some cold coffeeee or red whiskey

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Nov 4, 2012 5:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What ingredient would you add? (dead-related)

This is the first ingredient that came to mind...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llP4o3t1sWM


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Poster: cosmicharIie Date: Nov 5, 2012 5:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What ingredient would you add? (dead-related)

I concur with Cliff

http://www.cannabissearch.com/edibles/bud-beer/

This post was modified by cosmicharIie on 2012-11-05 13:53:59

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Nov 4, 2012 6:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What ingredient would you add? (dead-related)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5kWUYYafrc

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 5, 2012 7:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What ingredient would you add? (dead-related)

I would add this:

http://www.whiskymaltshop.com/image/cache/data/wms/springbank1966%202-500x500.JPG

this:

http://www.winebuzz.hk/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/Black-Bowmore-1964-bonham1.jpg

or this:

http://www.thewhiskyvault.com/ekmps/shops/c1207730/images/macallan-1946-52-year-old-with-presentation-case-and-coa-3038-p.jpg

Unfortunately, the first would push the price of a single bottle up to around $22 each. Either of the last two would push the price of a bottle to around $75 each.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Nov 5, 2012 7:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What ingredient would you add? (dead-related)

That is not a matrix i would want to see. Why would you ruin a perfectly good dram of whisky by mixing it in a beer?

I once had a very small taste of the Macallan 50. A friend bought a glass (1 oz, measured with a graduated cylinder) and he let me take a sip. It didn't suck. More recently i was treated to a glass of the Glenfarclas 40. A few of us went in on a bottle to give as a gift to a friend who was promoted and he was kind enough to let us enjoy a little of it. That didn't suck either.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 5, 2012 8:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What ingredient would you add? (dead-related)

Me either - I was just seeing if anyone was paying attention to a post without a political theme.....that said, I wouldn't mix, but I would certainly enjoy a dram or three along with a fine beer. Maybe a nice 16 point IPA or a Tripel Dark or and Dorchester strong and dark...

and a plate of haggis.

The Mac 50 is phenomenal isn't it? I did have the luck to enjoy a dram of the 52 yr old '46 on the house when I retired. To this day I don't know if the allure, mystique and "Holy Grail of Whiskies" made it taste better, but it is by far and away the finest dram I have ever tasted. Hard to justify $7000.00 for a bottle when there's a Martin HD-45 with my name on it somewhere.

Glenfarclas is a superb malt. If you ever get the chance to taste the 1968 25 yr old jump at it. I have a Farkie 20 at home I haven't cracked yet - your post may have triggered its demise.

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Nov 5, 2012 4:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What ingredient would you add? (dead-related)

Probably wouldn't affect the taste much, but a drop of orange sunshine or Monterrey purple would probably make it a pretty popular beer. Do it in memory of Owsley!!

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Poster: AmericanReality Date: Nov 5, 2012 6:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What ingredient would you add? (dead-related)

This Brew is giong to be an Imperial Pale Ale (8% ABV). Pale ales and Indian Pale Ales (IPA's) are known for grapefruit, citrus, pine and floral aromas and flavors. Also, the name is going to be American Beauty. I think that the style would be complemented perfectley by the addition of american beauty rose petals. That is the rose for witch the album was named after.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Nov 4, 2012 7:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What ingredient would you add? (dead-related)

hints of licorice.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Nov 5, 2012 12:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What ingredient would you add? (dead-related)

That's good.

Red grenadine?
A cup of cold coffee?
Vitamin C?
Whatever's in Heineken?

It could definitely include hemp seeds. They make good chutney, and can be mixed with fennel seeds, which taste a bit like licorice. (Just don't add the lemon part of the chutney. Although it could be served with a lemon, to go with a Mexicali theme.)

But I can't believe they really suggested gummy bears. A guy who was a home-brewed beer judge around the country once told me the worst thing he EVER had was Gummy Beer. Plus that would be way too non-organic for a lot of Deadheads, although Jerry would probably have gone for it.

Maybe there could be a Jerry Beer (a hint of bacon and nuances of cream puffs), a Bob Beer (macrobiotic), a Phil Beer (aka The Eleven, wherein you get 11 beers at once and a side of fried liver), a Pigpen (whiskey instead of beer, or maybe a bunch of bugs and an old tennis shoe) ... Mickey's could have ingredients from around the world, although that could get scary ... Donna's would include honey, but every few batches there'd be a bunch of chilis added so the person could scream appropriately ... I can't think of anything right off for Keith, Brent or Bill.



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Poster: Reade Date: Nov 5, 2012 7:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What ingredient would you add? (dead-related)

Not sure about the ingredients for a Brent Brew but there's already one out there with literally his name, er, alias already on it: 'Cliff Hanger.'

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/132/33680

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Poster: Deadhead225 Date: Nov 5, 2012 5:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What ingredient would you add? (dead-related)

Egg Creme
Twinkies

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Poster: high flow Date: Nov 5, 2012 5:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What ingredient would you add? (dead-related)

Rose-water? A reoccurring theme.

Chunks of a re-tread.

Some of that dusty dirt.

Jerry's ashes!!



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Poster: wineland Date: Nov 5, 2012 2:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What ingredient would you add? (dead-related)

Grilled cheese or 3 bean veggie burritos.

Not sure if you've seen this, but here's an Oregon Pinot Nior with an obvious nod to the Boys. 3rd down on the list, Grateful Red. Not our best Pinot, but it is very drinkable. The vineyards just a couple miles from my Mom's house. They used to have a take on the Pink Floyd name that was a blush.
http://www.redhawkwine.com/wine.php

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Nov 5, 2012 2:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What ingredient would you add? (dead-related)

This is the one i always thought was interesting:

http://www.augustwestwine.com

A San Francisco winery name August West that specializes in the grapes used to make Burgundy wine. That can't be a coincidence.

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Poster: wineland Date: Nov 5, 2012 3:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What ingredient would you add? (dead-related)

Hah! Hardly a coincidence. Here's another that has the connotation but was actual made for Day of the Dead. It is a very full flavored beer. Rougue Dead Guy Ale: http://rogue.com/beers/dead-guy-ale.php

Truthfully my vote for what flavor to put into the Dogfish brew is rosewater. Rogue made one with roses: http://rogue.com/beers/half-e-weizen.php

Mrs. Wine is a big fan of Rogue's Chocolate Stout.

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Poster: Reade Date: Nov 5, 2012 7:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What ingredient would you add? (dead-related)

Cloves.

That said, the label is disappointing, the potential for which interested me more than the recipe.
Never been a fan of the 'warm and fuzzy' school of band iconography.